Buzz: Coaching Moves at Memphis and WazzuPosted by rtmsf on April 6th, 2009
Buzz: Josh Pastner to Take Memphis Job. After striking out on several ‘big’ names, Memphis announced today that John Calipari’s top assistant coach, Josh Pastner, will take over the head job for the Tigers. He’s only 31 years old, but he spent the previous five seasons prior to this one as an assistant to Lute Olson at Arizona. This is definitely a risk by Memphis in going with such a young, unproven commodity as Pastner, but the word is that he’s an aggressive recruiter, so we’ll see.
Buzz: Portland St.’s Ken Bone to Fill Vacated Wazzu Position. Bone is willing to leave uber-cool Portland for interior Washington to coach in the Pac-10 at Wazzu. He was successful at Portland St., having won the last two Big Sky Tournaments for NCAA appearances, and his roots are in the Pacific Northwest (12 yrs as head coach at Seattle Pacific and 3 yrs as an assistant at Washington).